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Ajinkya Rahane ‘getting the basics right’ ahead of the WTC final | Cricket News – Times of India

June 15, 2021

SOUTHAMPTON: India’s Test vice-captain Ajinkya Rahane is getting the “basics right” ahead of the much-awaited World Test Championships (WTC) final against New Zealand, which gets underway from Friday.
Rahane on Monday shared a video in which he can be seen hitting the ball right off the meat of the bat. The right-handed batsman is leaving no stone unturned to be in top shape for the clash.
“Getting the basics right ahead of the game,” Rahane captioned the video on Twitter.

The Indian team is currently playing an intra-squad game in Southampton. The visitors landed in Southampton on June 3 and underwent a three-day mandatory hard quarantine.
Meanwhile, the New Zealand team will also be subjected to regular testing post their arrival in Southampton, after winning the two-Test series against hosts England.
The winners of the WTC final between India and New Zealand will take home a purse of USD 1.6 million along with the ICC Test Championship Mace. The runners-up in the nine-team competition will get USD 800,000.
The WTC was played over a near two-year cycle, adding context to Test cricket and to crown the first official world champions in the longest format of the game.

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